Monthly Archives: July 2010

Finally Friday…

This has been a long week. There has been a lot of nights were I couldn’t sleep. To make a long story, short, I have am unhappy with the public school options for Daniel this upcoming school year. I have … Continue reading

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Legislation vs. Principle

The difficulty of putting the principle behind disability protection laws into practice Teachers hold rally, protest performance pay legislation Senate Bill 6, the Teacher Merit Pay Bill passes today. Because rules are meant to be broken. Remember when you were … Continue reading

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Aspie College and Employment

South Wales in the United Kingdom is opening a College geared specifically for students with Asperger’s Syndrome. According to the National Autistic Society in the UK, the unemployment rate for people with Asperger’s Syndrome is close to 85% regardless of … Continue reading

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Dark Moments

Woman murders her two autistic children I heard a 9-1-1 tape of a woman who had murdered her two children. On the tape, the 9-1-1 operator asks her why she did it. She explains that the boy and girl, ages … Continue reading

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Beginning with the end in mind…

Recently, I have been re-reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. I am enjoying this book much more the second time around, in part because it is not required reading. I am also enjoying it because there are certain … Continue reading

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Daniel Bridges the Gap…

Daniel is visiting his Dad in Texas right now. I call every day to say hi and catch up on what he and his brother did, enjoyed, etc. that day. Usually I don’t talk to my ex-husband but today was … Continue reading

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Aspie or not… My love/hate relationship with lables…

Aspie, HFA (High Functioning Autistic), Dyslexic, ADD, ADHD, OCD, Bipolar Disorder), PTSD… This is a sampling of the labels that apply to varying members of my extended family. I have a love/hate relationship with labels. Labels can be both liberating … Continue reading

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